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feminist post-structuralist theory, it is capable of challenging the gender status quo by demonstrating that gender differences are produced and thus available for modification�. For both practitioners and learners in the field of adult education, I recommend this book. It is particularly useful for anyone involved in personal development education. My only criticism is the effort involved in trying to understand the concepts and terminology involved. The research is very wide-ranging, extending to 360 references in the bibliography. With the valuable insights it provides into adult education theory and practice, it would benefit from a simpler, more readable format, while keeping its essential truths. However, it is well worth the effort involved and makes a significant contribution to the central role that adult education should play in the emergence of new knowledge and thus in social change itself.

kat h l een forde Adult Education Organiser City of Dublin VEC